Global Location Number

Global Location Numbers Role In M&A GLNs serve a critical role in the identification of legal entities and physical locations associated or named in a merger or acquisition. This post provides guidance on how to treat GLNs in the event of a merger or acquisition. The phrase mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (abbreviated M&A) refers to the buying Read More →

EDI Training

GLN Healthcare Implementation Scenarios In Healthcare GLNs can be used for identification of specific shelf locations where medical records are stored within a medical records storage facility. They can also be used to identify where records were sent and their current location. Other scenarios of usage: Inventory management and product recall: GLNs identify locations where Read More →

GLN Allocation

GLN Allocation Rules In general, each organisation assigns GLNs to their physical or digital locations, legal entities, or functions for which that organisation has responsibility (a process known as allocation). There are different rules and best practices for GLN allocation depending on what the GLN is identifying, for example, a physical location, a legal entity, Read More →

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GLNs for physical location marking Specific care should be given to label placement in physical locations. It is recommended to consider these principles when applying physical marking of locations irrespective of the organization type to which the locations belong. Labels should be located to ensure ease of scanning on entry to a room and should Read More →

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GLNs In Supply Chain Operations The healthcare supply chain can be highly complex, particularly with products being able to follow multiple routes between the manufacturer or clinical trial sponsor and a hospital or other healthcare facilities, e.g. clinical trial site. Products can be delivered directly to an operating theatre or pharmacy by a supplier or Read More →


GLNs in hospitals and other clinical locations Hospitals and other clinical locations trade with multiple industries, for example, medical, diagnostic, hospitality, cleaning, office supplies and more. In addition, these organizations can perform multiple functions, for example, a pharmacy or inpatient hospital ward may also be a clinical trial site. A given GLN can be used Read More →

EDI training online

GTIN EAN/UCC-13 (EAN-13) (Do It Best Corp.) The International Article Numbering System (EAN) is based on the UPC-A standard. This standard was implemented mostly because the UPC-A standard was not well designed for international use. The EAN/UCC-13 may be configured with the first 12 digits containing the EAN.UCC Company Prefix and Item Reference Number. The Read More →

Barcode Guides

Do it Best Corp. Barcode Guides Do it Best Corp. will provide cross-reference reports to vendors to be used for verifying the accuracy of GTIN codes. In addition, Do it Best Corp. requires that all vendors perform quality checks on existing and proposed GTIN codes. These quality checks should be performed for each variation of GTIN Read More →

EDI Barcode Standards

Do it Best Corp. EDI Barcode Standards The usefulness of barcodes relies on the ability to scan them quickly and accurately. To optimize speed gained by scanning, Do it Best Corp. want to achieve success on the first pass (or scan) of a barcode. The percentage of successful first scans to the total number of Read More →

Barcode Requirements

Do it Best Corp. Barcode Requirements Checklist Do it Best Corp. requires that all vendors provide: products which contain GTIN codes on the retail packaging, accurate GTIN code numbers corresponding to retail packaging, and shipping container codes (SCCs) on ship cartons. This policy will be upheld for all Do it Best Corp. products regardless of Read More →